Sheikh Rashid welcomes Taliban’s desire to become part of CPEC

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has welcomed the Taliban’s desire to become part of multi-billion dollars China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.


Talking to the media persons in Islamabad on Monday, the minister said that the CPEC is the jugular vein of Pakistan, and the friendship between Pakistan and China is higher than the Himalayas.

The interior minister said that those who perpetrated recent suicide attacks in Gwadar and Mastung had come from Afghanistan. He said that the Afghans have assured that they will not allow their land to be used against Pakistan.

Sheikh Rashid said that Pakistan desires peace and stability in Afghanistan. He said that the progress of Pakistan and Afghanistan is interlinked.

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